After an all-in stretch of games, the Portland Trail Blazers were able to earn the 8-seed and the advantage over Memphis Grizzlies in the 2 game play-in series.
A win on Saturday secures Portland the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. A loss would mean the two teams face off again on Sunday in a win-or-go-home game for the right to take on the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round.
Damian Lilard has been on fire averaging 51.33 PPG in his last 3 games to end the NBA regular season. The Grizzles will miss Jaren Jackson Jr. but Grayson Allen and Anthony Tolliver has been impressive in the restart.